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    Blue_for_4 TTC a BOY Sway Attempt

    TTC a BOY Sway Attempt
    Gender Result:
    Boy
    DW Age:
    37 (36 when conceived)
    DH Age:
    39
    Current Children's Gender(s)
    7yo Girl, 5yo Boy, 2yo Girl
    Number of Months TTC
    3
    Did you purchase and follow a GD Personalized Plan?
    No
    MINERALS
    Calcium Intake(Please describe)
    Whole milk, full fat butter, full fat cheese
    Magnesium Intake(Please describe)
    Diet based only. Actually stopped taking the megadose magnesium I had been on when conceived DD2
    Potassium Intake(Please describe)
    Diet based only. bananas daily, juice, potatoes.
    Sodium Intake(Please describe)
    Diet based only. Snacked a lot on beef jerky and potato chips.
    SUPPLEMENTS USED
    DW Supplements
    • Robitussin/Guafanesin tablets
    • Gree Tea
    • Vitamin E
    • Fish Oil
    • Folic Acid
    • L-Arginine


    DH Supplements
    • Fish Oil
    • Multi-vitamin
    • Vitamin D
    • L-Carnitine


    Any additional supplement info?
    Only took what was recommended by RE. 1-2 mos prior to BFP I was taking all of my supplements daily. Month of BFP I slowed down with some of the vitamins to 3-4x per week so as to avoid mega dosing effect. Took musinex 12 hr for about 48 hours right around O. I ate some packets of know gelatin a month before BFP but stopped because it constipated me. Actually started taking one cup of prune juice nightly a little while before bed. I tried baking soda drink one time a month or so (cycle prior) to BFP and couldnít tolerate it. Stopped that right then and there.
    DIET
    Did you follow a diet plan?
    Yes
    If yes to diet, which one did you most follow?
    • HE(High Everything)


    Comments regarding DW's diet changes-
    I started really cleaning up the diet! Only had water, juice and green tea. No soda, no coffee. Was drinking lemon water with stevia but got concerned about the stevia (had additives with it) so would have organic lemonade with real sugar instead. Also had lots of juices, tried V8 fusions (NOT splash), green juices, grapefruit and had a lot of organic coconut water week of O. I had protein with EVERY meal and snack to prevent blood sugar spikes and drops. I stared eating more fruit and veg with every meal and ate until full but didnít over eat. For instance, instead of just a salad for lunch, Iíd have a sandwich with spinach and tomato
    on top, carrot sticks and apple slices or grapes on the side, maybe a handful of chips. Dinners were a lot of meat and veg and potato, pasta or rice. Breakfasts were either eggs and avocado and tomato toast or Total brand cereal with mixed with great grains brand cereal including dates and raisins and a handful of walnuts on top. Banana slices and always whole milk. I used a low lactose brand due to my intolerance. Minimal sweets and if I did have them Iíd be sure to have some nuts alongside. I added optimal ph drops to my water occasionally for the month or two prior.
    If diet was used, length of time before attempt?
    3 mos
    Did you skip breakfast regularly?
    No
    Did DH change his diet with you?
    Yes
    Comments regarding DH's diet-
    Cut out soda and had only 1 cup of coffee per day. Lots of water and different juices. Same changes to diet as I did but less strict. He probably lost about 10lb over the three mos from just healthier choices and less junk food.
    DId you consume alcohol?
    • No


    DId you try to limit caffeine?
    Yes, I cutback
    Any Diet Details?
    Drinks: Alkaline and bottled water. Organic coconut water. All the juices, organic Green tea. Had an occasional matcha latte when combatting a headache or major exhaustion. One cup of prune juice nightly.

    I drank coconut water week of Ovulation.
    Any Diet Comments/Additional Info?
    3 avocados a week
    Bananas daily
    Cereal 5x/ week
    grass fed, organic beef 3 x per week
    organic chicken 3x week
    Organic eggs
    Organic beans
    Occasional wild caught fish
    grass fed butter
    Whole milk
    Minimized cheese due to lactose intolerance but did have a couple servings per week
    WEIGHT AND EXERCISE
    What did you weigh/BMI do leading up to O?
    Always have to gain to get my cycle back postpartum. Then gained slowly while on HE. Overweight bmi, but Iím a muscular build, building more. Lots of weight lifting, occasional cardio 15-20 mins at a time 2x/week.
    Any Weight/Exercise related additional info/comments?
    Used to do almost all cardio (jogging) 3-5x/week but stopped. I did Lots of weight lifting, 15lb weights 8-10 reps per movement, 3 sets. Lower and upper body 3-4x. Occasional cardio 15-20 mins at a time 2x/week, low impact workout video. Moving around with kids some but it was winter so not a ton.
    THINGS in VG and CONCEPTION DATE(CD) INFO
    pH Before Starting a Sway Program, if known
    Not sure, acidic
    Any VG potions used?
    • Preseed


    CM pH at attempt
    -
    DH pH
    -
    THE DEED INFO
    How many BD attempts did you make for the BFP cycle?
    3
    BD Pattern
    • DTD through Ovulation


    BD Dates according to Ovulation
    • O day only
    • 2 Days Before O
    • 1 Day Before O
    • O Day


    BD Position
    Multiple
    Any additional comments?
    After iui visualized conception with y bearing sperm!
    Wore blue!
    Any relevant attempt details?
    Had the big o at every attempt, used preseed inserted it before each attempt. Took musinex for about 48 hours surrounding O
    Did you do anything with Ions?
    Attempted in winter. I have a new moon O cycle so just tried not to worry about it!
    Moon Phase during conception?
    Waning Crescent
    Did you use any Old Wives Tales?
    Just wore blue, even if it was just my socks.
    Things that make me feel great about my sway:
    Pretty much did everything opposite when I conceived my 2 DD.
    I ate way more protein and nutrients
    Stopped doing long 45 minute cardio workouts
    Iím not taking a magnesium supplement this time.
    Things that make me nervous about my sway:
    IUI meds- just Ovidrel trigger shot
    My Age
    DH age and being overweight
    Lots of stress around O because of iui timing
    Measured at 1 day behind during 7 week ultrasound.
    Things worth mentioning:
    I also have 1 DH, conceived when I was 31, using very light sway of cereal, optimal PH drops and a bit more veggies in the diet and no sweets. We went all in this time as itís likely our last.

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    Written out version: (Copy and Pasted, more details for supps)

    BOY Sway Attempt - Baby #4 - due October 2022

    Gender Result:
    Itís a BOY!!

    DW Age:
    37 (36 at BFP

    DH Age: 39


    Current Children's Gender(s)
    7yo Girl
    5yo Boy
    2yo Girl

    Number of Months TTC
    3rd month trying; 2nd, IUI cycle (tigger only (no stimulation meds)

    Did you purchase and follow a GD Personalized Plan?
    No

    MINERALS
    Calcium Intake (Please describe)
    Whole milk, full fat butter, full fat cheese

    Magnesium Intake (Please describe)
    Diet based only. Actually stopped taking the megadose magnesium I had been on when conceived DD2

    Potassium Intake (Please describe)
    Diet based only. bananas daily, juice, potatoes.

    Sodium Intake (Please describe)
    Diet based only. Snacked a lot on beef jerky and potato chips.

    SUPPLEMENTS USED
    DW Supplements
    Prenatals - Womenís one a day
    DHA - 1,000mg fish oil; daily
    Coq10 - 400mg daily for increasing egg quality
    Vitamin D - 10,000 IUs every other day
    Vitamin C - occasionally, not a mega dose
    Vit E 400iu every other day
    Pycnogenol 100mg every other day
    L-arginine 1000mg once daily
    Melatonin 3mg nightly

    Supplements recommended be reproductive endocrinologist

    DH Supplements
    Mens One a day
    Coq10 200mg daily
    DHA 1000mg daily
    Vit D 400-800iu daily
    Vit C 1000mg daily
    Vit E 400 iu daily
    L carnitine 500mg daily

    Supplements recommended be reproductive endocrinologist.


    Any additional supplement info?

    Only took what was recommended by RE. 1-2 mos prior to BFP I was taking all of my supplements daily. Month of BFP I slowed down with some of the vitamins to 3-4x per week so as to avoid mega dosing effect. Took musinex 12 hr for about 48 hours right around O. I ate some packets of know gelatin a month before BFP but stopped because it constipated me. Actually started taking one cup of prune juice nightly a little while before bed. I tried baking soda drink one time a month or so (cycle prior) to BFP and couldnít tolerate it. Stopped that right then and there.

    DIET
    Did you follow a diet plan?
    I started really cleaning up the diet! Only had water, juice and green tea. No soda, no coffee. Was drinking lemon water with stevia but got concerned about the stevia (had additives with it) so would have organic lemonade with real sugar instead. Also had lots of juices, tried V8 fusions (NOT splash), green juices, grapefruit and had a lot of organic coconut water week of O. I had protein with EVERY meal and snack to prevent blood sugar spikes and drops. I stared eating more fruit and veg with every meal and ate until full but didnít over eat. For instance, instead of just a salad for lunch, Iíd have a sandwich with spinach and tomato
    on top, carrot sticks and apple slices or grapes on the side, maybe a handful of chips. Dinners were a lot of meat and veg and potato, pasta or rice. Breakfasts were either eggs and avocado and tomato toast or Total brand cereal with mixed with great grains brand cereal including dates and raisins and a handful of walnuts on top. Banana slices and always whole milk. I used a low lactose brand due to my intolerance. Minimal sweets and if I did have them Iíd be sure to have some nuts alongside. I added optimal ph drops to my water occasionally for the month or two prior.

    If yes to diet, which one did you most follow?
    High Everything

    Comments regarding DW's diet changes-
    Pretty much changed everything I usually do/ eat!

    Drinks: Alkaline and bottled water. Organic coconut water. All the juices, organic Green tea. Had an occasional matcha latte when combatting a headache or major exhaustion. One cup of prune juice nightly.


    If diet was used, length of time before attempt? Three months

    Did you skip breakfast regularly?
    Prior to diet change I rarely ate breakfast and it was usually a protein bar. Changed to breakfast every day on HE.

    Did DH change his diet with you?
    Yes! Especially what he drank! She also started having more protein with snacks and fewer junk food items.

    Comments regarding DH's diet-
    Cut out soda and had only 1 cup of coffee per day. Lots of water and different juices. Same changes to diet as I did but less strict. He probably lost about 10lb over the three mos from just healthier choices and less junk food.

    Did you consume alcohol?
    No/ very rarely

    Did you try to limit caffeine?
    Yes. Occasionally had green tea or matcha latte. No coffee no soda.

    Any Diet Details?
    I drank coconut water week of Ovulation.

    Any Diet Comments/Additional Info?
    3 avocados a week
    Bananas daily
    Cereal 5x/ week
    grass fed, organic beef 3 x per week
    organic chicken 3x week
    Organic eggs
    Organic beans
    Occasional wild caught fish
    grass fed butter
    Whole milk
    Minimized cheese due to lactose intolerance but did have a couple servings per week

    WEIGHT AND EXERCISE
    What did you weigh/BMI do leading up to O?
    Always have to gain to get my cycle back postpartum. Then gained slowly while on HE. Overweight bmi, but Iím a muscular build, building more. Lots of weight lifting, occasional cardio 15-20 mins at a time 2x/week.

    Any Weight/Exercise related additional info/comments?
    Used to do almost all cardio (jogging) 3-5x/week but stopped. I did Lots of weight lifting, 15lb weights 8-10 reps per movement, 3 sets. Lower and upper body 3-4x. Occasional cardio 15-20 mins at a time 2x/week, low impact workout video. Moving around with kids some but it was winter so not a ton.

    THINGS in VG and CONCEPTION DATE(CD) INFO
    pH Before Starting a Sway Program, if known
    Taken only a few times, always around 4
    Any VG potions used?
    No
    CM pH at attempt
    Unknown but highest ever was almost 6
    DH pH
    No idea

    THE DEED INFO
    How many BD attempts did you make for the BFP cycle?
    3 attempts
    DH never went more than 4 days without a release.

    BD Pattern
    Every other day. CD10 CD11 IUI on CD12 and another attempt CD 12.

    BD Dates according to Ovulation
    O day x2 , O-24 hours, O-48hours

    BD Position
    Me on top, doggy, missionary? For iui
    Any additional comments?
    After iui visualized conception with y bearing sperm!
    Wore blue!


    Any relevant attempt details?
    Had the big o at every attempt, used preseed inserted it before each attempt. Took musinex for about 48 hours surrounding O

    Did you do anything with Ions?
    Attempted in winter. I have a new moon O cycle so just tried not to worry about it!

    Moon Phase during conception?
    Waning Crescent

    Did you use any Old Wives Tales?
    Just wore blue, even if it was just my socks.

    Things that make me feel great about my sway:
    Pretty much did everything opposite when I conceived my 2 DD.
    I ate way more protein and nutrients
    Stopped doing long 45 minute cardio workouts
    Iím not taking a magnesium supplement this time.
    Did not take ACV this time like with DD2
    Cut back on nursing DD2 significantly a couple of mos before attempt.
    I just ďfeltĒ fertile! Way more drive, had lots of fun with DH.


    Things that make me nervous about my sway:
    IUI meds- just Ovidrel trigger shot
    My Age
    DH age and being overweight
    Lots of stress around O because of iui timing
    Measured at 1 day behind during 7 week ultrasound.


    Things worth mentioning:
    I also have 1 DH, conceived when I was 31, using very light sway of cereal, optimal PH drops and a bit more veggies in the diet and no sweets. We went all in this time as itís likely our last.

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    Hugest congrats!!!!
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    Hey guys, anyone who is reading this please check with me about supplements. While most of these are what I recommend, there are a couple I would not have signed off on ideally due to safety concerns, so I'd want to have a convo with anyone before starting them.
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    Thanks atomic!

    Yes, I agree- tried to add the caution. These were directly from the reproductive endocrinologist. I actually started cutting way back on them on the month of our BFP. I felt like they had a negative effect on CM too. Particularly the L-arginine. I all but stopped the pycnogenol. I also think itís worth noting that I have one DS. I think there were things that maybe didnít effect me as much as they may with a couple with only DD, does that make sense? I still tried my darndest and DH luckily was on board to sway, but maybe the supps could have a bigger effect on others.

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    I completely understand. I feel that the RE's err on the side of giving things that are said to "boost egg quality" at the expense of all else. So people end up taking things that mess up their system (like u say, the arginine and drying up CM) or may even cause harm during pregnancy (the melatonin, Vitamin E) or are relatively unknown as to their safety (pycogenol) and they don't care about any of it because they only "see" egg quality.

    I'm trying to give everyone advice for the benefit of their whole pregnancy, which means keeping my ear to the ground and avoiding potential harm, instead of just focusing on "everything ever said to improve egg quality", if that makes sense.

    I'm happy you included everything, it's just that I have to issue my irritating disclaimers, LOL.
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